Press Releases

07.14.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Provision on Holocaust Restitution Clears Senate Hurdle

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, has successfully included an amendment in the FY16 State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations bill that would boost U.S. efforts to assist Holocaust victims, their families, and heirs in achieving property restitution, particularly in Central and Eastern Europe. The spending bill passed through the committee by a vote of 27-3 and now heads to the full Senate for consideration. "It … Continue Reading


07.14.15

Baldwin, Warren, Quigley, Lee Push FDA to Adopt Fully Risk, Science-Based Blood Donation Policy

United States Senators Tammy Baldwin and Elizabeth Warren, Representatives Mike Quigley (D-IL) and Barbara Lee (D-CA), and 79 of their congressional colleagues have sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in response to the agency's draft guidance document, which, if finalized, would change the blood donation policy for men who have sex with men (MSM) from a lifetime ban to a one-year deferral from the donor's last sexual contact with another man. The bicameral letter requests t… Continue Reading


07.14.15

Baldwin Statement on Iran Nuclear Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran's nuclear program: "I'm proud that America led six countries toward an historic international agreement with Iran. I will now take the time to carefully review this diplomatic agreement and make a judgement on it based on whether it is built on verification, achieves the goal of preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, a… Continue Reading


07.08.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Applauds Department of Commerce Announcement in Support of Madison Regional Economic Partnership (MadREP)

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin applauded an announcement today by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker that the Madison Regional Economic Partnership (MadREP) received a designation under the Obama Administration's Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) initiative. The U.S. Commerce Department-led program, is designed to accelerate the resurgence of manufacturing in communities nationwide by supporting the development of long-term economic development stra… Continue Reading


07.08.15

Senators Baldwin and Collins Introduce RAISE Family Caregivers Act

WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced the bipartisan Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage, or RAISE, Family Caregivers Act this afternoon. This legislation, endorsed by the AARP, would direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a National Family Caregiving Project to develop and sustain a national strategy to support family caregivers. At present, there are 43 million family caregivers in the United States, who, in… Continue Reading


07.08.15

Sens. Baldwin, Booker and Rep. Scott Introduce America’s College Promise Act to Make Higher Education More Accessible and Affordable

AUDIO: Education Secretary Arne Duncan joins Baldwin and Scott for media conference call in support of legislation WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA), the House Education and Workforce Committee Ranking Member, and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan held a press conference call to unveil the America's College Promise Act of 2015. U.S. Senator Cory Booker … Continue Reading


07.01.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Senate and House Coalition to Restore and Advance the Voting Rights Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Two years since the Supreme Court gutted core protections in the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County v. Holder, states and localities throughout the country have passed sweeping laws that disproportionately suppress the voting rights of minorities. These laws have left voters without the protections they need to exercise their constitutional right to vote. To restore and advance the voting protections for all Americans, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has joined a group of Senate an… Continue Reading


06.30.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Tours Fristam Pumps USA in Middleton

Middleton manufacturer grows and creates jobs with Export-Import Bank investments On day of reauthorization deadline, Baldwin brings attention to the importance of Export-Import Bank for Wisconsin manufacturing economy WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin visited Fristam Pumps USA in Middleton, the day the Export-Import Bank is set to expire due to inaction by the Republican Majority in the Senate. The innovative Wisconsin manufacturer has created jobs and economic growth w… Continue Reading


06.30.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on President Obama’s Action to Reward Hard Work and Restore Overtime Pay

Approximately 80,000 Wisconsin workers to benefit from Administration's action In January, Baldwin sent a letter to Obama bringing attention to the need to extend overtime pay WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today applauded the announcement from President Obama that the Department of Labor will propose extending overtime pay that will support Wisconsin's middle class and boost incomes of working families. The proposal would guarantee overtime pay to most salaried workers earning… Continue Reading


06.29.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Tours Appvion in Appleton

Export-Import Bank facilitates global exports for Appleton manufacturer Day before reauthorization deadline, Baldwin brings attention to the importance of Export-Import Bank for Wisconsin manufacturing economy WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin visited Appvion, Inc. in Appleton, the day before the Export-Import Bank is set to expire due to inaction by the Republican Majority in the Senate. The innovative Wisconsin manufacturer has created economic growth with the support of… Continue Reading


06.26.15

Baldwin Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement on today's Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage: "Love is love, family is family, and discriminating against anyone's love, against anyone's family, is simply wrong. America can proudly say that discrimination doesn't just violate our values - it violates our Constitution. And now we can proudly say that marriage equality will be the law of the land. "Today's ruling by the United States Supreme Court is a huge … Continue Reading


06.26.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Resolution Designating June 2015 National PTSD Awareness Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced the Senate unanimously passed the bipartisan resolution designating June 2015 as National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month and June 27 as National PTSD Awareness Day. "After two, decade-long wars, our veterans and their families are facing many difficult challenges including post-traumatic stress, as well as mental illnesses, addiction and physical injuries," said Senator Tammy Baldwin. "The scars of combat are both se… Continue Reading


06.25.15

Sen. Baldwin, Rep. Levin Introduce Bill to Close Carried Interest Loophole

WASHINGTON - Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and House Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) today introduced the Carried Interest Fairness Act of 2015. The legislation would end the carried interest loophole and ensure that income earned managing other people's money is taxed at the same ordinary income tax rates as that of the vast majority of Americans. In the Senate, Senator Baldwin was joined in introduction by Senators Al Franken (D-MN), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Richar… Continue Reading


06.25.15

Bipartisan Group of Senators Call on President Obama to Take Action on VA Inspector General

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, a bipartisan group of United States Senators, led by U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), sent a letter to President Barack Obama, urging him to nominate an Inspector General (IG) for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as soon as possible to help rebuild the trust that was lost "through systematic failures in accountability and transparency" at the Department. In addition to Senator Baldwin, the letter was signed by U.S. Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Cory Booker… Continue Reading


06.25.15

Baldwin Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on the Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement on today's Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act: "Congressional Republicans pushed a politically motivated lawsuit to repeal health care for millions of Americans. They lost and the American people won. Over 6 million people would have had their premium tax credits repealed; including 166,000 Wisconsinites, but this decision protects their health care security. "The Affordable Care Act is working to provi… Continue Reading


06.24.15

VIDEO: U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Holds Press Conference on Bipartisan VA Reform Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today held a press conference on the Jason Simcakoski Memorial Opioid Safety Act, bipartisan VA reform legislation aimed at providing safer and more effective pain management services to our nation's veterans. Senator Baldwin was joined by the Simcakoski family, veterans service organizations and health care organizations. The press conference was held prior to Senator Baldwin's appearance at the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, where the Jason Si… Continue Reading


06.23.15

VIDEO: Senators Baldwin and Capito Deliver Remarks on Bipartisan VA Reform Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, United States Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) delivered remarks on the Senate floor regarding the introduction of the Jason Simcakoski Memorial Opioid Safety Act, bipartisan VA reform legislation aimed at providing safer and more effective pain management services to our nation's veterans. WATCH a video of Senator Baldwin's remarks here and Senator Capito's remarks here. "Today I ask the rest of my colleagues to join us in working to con… Continue Reading


06.22.15

Answering Call from Baldwin, Kaine and Portman, Obama Announces CTE Scholars Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, President Barack Obama signed an executive order recognizing U.S. Presidential Scholars in Career and Technical Education (CTE). The announcement came in response to a bipartisan letter from U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin, Tim Kaine, and Rob Portman urging the White House to expand the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program to commend the efforts of students who have chosen CTE pathways. Baldwin, Kaine, and Portman, co-chairs of the Senate Career and Technical Education Caucus… Continue Reading


06.22.15

Baldwin, Capito Introduce Bipartisan VA Reform Legislation

Jason Simcakoski Memorial Opioid Safety Act would provide VA with the tools it needs to address the problem of overprescribing practices and providing safer and more effective pain management services to our nation's veterans Baldwin and Capito joined in introduction by Senators Blumenthal, Brown, Hirono, Johnson, Kaine, Manchin, Markey, Moran, Murray, Sanders, and Tester WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) introduced the Jason Simcakosk… Continue Reading


06.19.15

Support Grows for Jason Simcakoski Memorial Opioid Safety Act

Endorsements include veterans service organizations and medical professionals Jason Simcakoski Memorial Opioid Safety Act would provide VA with the tools it needs to address the problem of overprescribing practices WASHINGTON, D.C. - As she prepares to introduce the Jason Simcakoski Memorial Opioid Safety Act, today U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced growing support for her legislation aimed at providing safer and more effective pain management services to our nation's veterans. In just a … Continue Reading

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